The Pakistan Foreign Office issued a travel advisory for in view of prevailing situation in the region.
The FO asked citizens to exercise maximum caution while planning to visit Iraq,
The Foreign Office statement said “in view of recent developments and the prevailing security situation in the region, Pakistani nationals are advised to exercise maximum caution while planning visit to Iraq at this point.”
The Foreign Office advised the Pakistani visitors currently in Iraq to keep a close contact with embassy in the Iraqi capital.
“Those already in Iraq are advised to remain in close contact with the embassy of Pakistan in Baghdad,” the statement read.
Iran early Wednesday launched missiles at military bases of United States stationed in Iraq. The attack was retaliation of the U.S. airstrike which killed powerful Iranian commander Major General Qassim on January 3.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses nation in the aftermath of the missile attacks at Iraq bases housing US troops.
Khamenei said the attack on the bases were successful.
“Iran is a peaceful country that does not seek escalation with any other nation. We prepared to deal with the bullies of the world”, he said.
The attack comes in response to the assassination of the Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani.
Ayatollah Khamenei during his address said that the US is Iran’s enemy.
US troops should leave the region, he said.
Presence of US in the region must come to an end, Khamenei said.